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Guilty Pleasures

Sometimes It Feels Good to Be Bad
Narrated by: Sasha White
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This is a short Novella about Lilly Peters who was a doctor by day and an escort by night. She was on her own at a very young age and had to put herself through medical school, but when her grandmother took ill, she needed money for her care. She had heard through the hospital intern grapevine about being an escort for very rich influential men and jumped at the chance. What she didn't know was how much she would enjoy having sex for money. She liked her men to give her gifts...and guess what? They did!

Everything was going at an easy pace when some of the other escorts were roughed up pretty bad, and no one seemed to know why. By this time she had changed her lifestyle from second-rate to first-rate. She loved her luxurious condo and outstanding wardrobe and the fact that she could pay all her bills and still have money in the bank. She was financially secure, but very unhappy.

As things got worse and one of her favorite lovers was murdered she had to make a choice. Would she go back to her dream of becoming a great doctor or choose having sex for money? You will be surprised by her decision because she was!

©2017 Marsha Casper Cook (P)2017 Marsha Casper Cook

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Enjoyable

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

Despite not being a lover of this genre, I really enjoyed this book. I loved the main character and I found it really interesting how she enjoys both of her professions (escorting and medicine) and the dichotomy between the two. I enjoyed the mystery involved in this novel and I liked the ending.

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saturated

The audio was distracting with an echo and the story was, for me, over saturated. OK I know that the genre is erotica and it is erotic but there is an old saying... that even the best chocolate in excess is too much. Just my humble opinion. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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This was a short, steamy listen.

I do not usually like to read short novella length works. When I buy a book, I want “more for my buck!” But this was a short, steamy listen. It is so difficult to give enough background for full characterization in a short novella, but the main character was reasonably fleshed out.

The story was pretty far from reality, and the blackmail, murder mystery element seemed to come out of nowhere. The second half seemed harder to track. The ending was quite unbelievable. It seemed a reasonable story while I was listening, but after the fact, I find I cannot remember it much. I guess maybe I should stick to novel length stories!

The narration was fine.

This book was given to me free for an honest review. Thank you.

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Great Narration and Story. Loved it!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Guilty Pleasures to be better than the print version?

I'd say so. The audible edition makes a good listening experience.

Any additional comments?

This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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Good Story and wasn't what I expected

I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

I found the first part of this story better than the 2nd part. The story itself was good with a bit of a mystery, however, the 2nd part, I couldn't tell which character they were portraying. I had to rewind a few times to re-listen.
There were some gaps in the story that at some points found it hard to follow and a few area's of duplication as well.

As for if it was believable, Lilly must have been living well beyond her means if she couldn't make it on a Doctors earnings.

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Entertaining Noir Story

This was an intriguing story about a doctor who becomes an escort on the side, initially to pay the bills, and finds that she enjoys the lifestyle as a way to offset the stress of her day job. The story becomes a little convoluted and dark with drug dealing, beatings, blackmail, and murders mixed in, but overall it was an interesting and entertaining story. The narration was good and really brought the characters out.
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.

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While predictable, great story

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, as it was refreshing to hear this take on a professional living two lives.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Most: The dichotomy of the main character. Least: A little predictable.

Which scene was your favorite?

Right out of the gate when we learn what the doctor does on the side

Do you think Guilty Pleasures needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No

Any additional comments?

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan M
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  • 06-24-17

Far from reality, but a great listen!

I really enjoyed this short story. It is so unbelievable in the premise, of a doctor being a call girl. The story moved along well and had some surprising twists. I liked the suspense that was in the book. Far from reality but a great listen is the best way to sum up this book. I was voluntarily provided with this review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, and or publisher.

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Note: I'll preface my comments by stating that had I read this book instead of listening, my rating and comments may have been different.

A young medical resident who lives in Chicago and turns into the escort business to make ends meet. She is also responsible for her grandmother's care and needs the extra finances.

The premise was full of potential. However, I could not manage to get into the story until the last hour of the listen. The first 45 minutes was the setup and added little value for me to the story. What should have been thrilling and intriguing, the 3 escorts being mutilated and a couple of murders, was mentioned with little fanfare. I think the story lacked the necessary tension to make this sexy or intriguing. Elizabeth's character was the most interesting and her downfall was delicious, but the delivery dampened both.

My less than enthusiastic interest was due in large part to the narration. While the narrator's voice was soothing and clear, it was not the best choice for a tale that needed to be sexy and intriguing. I also found it odd that it was set in Chicago and all were Chicago natives presumably, but the narration was delivered with an English accent that caused me to lose focus. The right narrator can make or break a book.